PDF Version: A PDF version of this syllabus is available
T 12:00-3:00 and by appointment in South Hall 6711
893-2060 (no answering machine)
My Home Page.
Course Home Page.
Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian (6th ed.)
Houghton Mifflin (Required).
Description. Math 111C is the third quarter of the year-long
abstract algebra sequence. It is an introduction to algebraic
structures with an emphasis on fields.
Grading. The plan is to cover (approximately) Chapters 19-23
of Gallian, plus Chapters 32 and 33 if time allows. Extensive
homework assignments will be given. Your grade will be determined by
homework scores (including class participation and possibly some
quizzes), one exam and a final exam. The midterm will test the
material covered during the first five weeks of the course; the
in-class portion of the final will test the second five weeks with a
comprehensive take-home portion. The weights (and approximate dates)
of each of these are as follows.
Homework/Etc. Midterm Final-in class Final-take home Participation
(May 3) (June 12)
30% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Make-ups: Make-ups for exams will only be given with
documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations).
ADA. Students with disabilities can get assistance from the
Disabled Students Program Office (893-2668). I'm happy to work with
them and with you.
Copyright Information. Please note that all written and web
materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular,
you can xerox (or download) for your own use, but you may not
reproduce them for others.